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  • Drug Addiction in Australia

    Drug Addiction in Australia

    by John Sherman, Tom Valenta

    *This book is a comprehensive and clinically objective review of drug abuse and addiction in Australia. * It is written to appeal to families, educators, policy makers, students, healthcare professionals and drug users. It is based on the knowledge and experience of Dr John Sherman and his clinic in Footscray, a western suburb of Melbourne.  The book comprises a series of stories told through the eyes of drug addicts, their families, healthcare professionals, policy makers and legislators, law enforcement officials and researchers. It traces the history of drugs of dependence, community and government...

  • Marijuana and Mental Health

    Marijuana and Mental Health

    by American Psychiatric Associati

    Even while many states have passed legislation pertaining to "medical marijuana" and others have decriminalized or even legalized recreational use, a debate continues within society as to whether marijuana is simply a harmless substance that should be fully legalized, a possibly beneficial treatment for patients with certain illnesses, or a drug with the potential to worsen addiction and cause mental health problems. The controversy persists in the medical community as well, where accumulating evidence implicates marijuana use, especially in adolescence, as a risk factor for poor educational achievement and substance use...

  • Raising Drug Free Kids

    Raising Drug Free Kids

    by Aletha Solter

    In this book, a developmental psychologist gives parents tips for keeping children of all ages away from drugs and alcohol. In a country where an estimated 25 per cent of teenagers use illegal substances on a monthly basis, parents are right to be concerned about setting their children on a drug-free course. While much advice handed out these days focuses on teen behaviour and what to do once drugs have become a problem in the home, Raising Drug Free Kids takes an innovative approach and focuses instead on...

  • Understanding Drug Issues: A Photocopiable Resource Workbook 2ed

    Understanding Drug Issues: A Photocopiable Resource Workbook 2ed

    by David Emmett and Graeme Nice

    This fully updated edition of a successful resource succeeds in engaging and involving young people where many other methods of drugs education – including attempts to shock, inform, or promote decision-making – have failed to make a lasting impact. This is largely because they don’t utilize young people’s own views, intelligence and insight. The range of 30 original exercises in this resource is designed to expand and challenge participants’ understanding of the issues surrounding illegal drug use, with activities that will enable them to make active and informed personal judgements...

  • Working with Substance-Affected Parents and their Children - A Guide For Human Service Workers

    Working with Substance-Affected Parents and their Children - A Guide For Human Service Workers

    by Menka Tsantefski, Stefan Gruen

    A practical guide for human service workers to overcome common problems in working with substance-affected families. Working with families in which parents have problems with alcohol or other drugs can be complex, stressful and intense. This ground-breaking guide helps human service workers to better support parents struggling to overcome substance use problems. It draws together the perspectives of professionals from alcohol and other drug treatment centres, child and family welfare groups as well as leading researchers in the fields of addiction and child protection, and also provides practical strategies for...